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One Source of the Truth

by Rick Franzosa  |  March 18, 2016

I was having a discussion with a client about some of the jargon that is popular in the realm of manufacturing software systems. We got to one of my favorites....

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Digital Manufacturing Doesn't Just Happen

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 16, 2016

We are all about Digital.  Digital music, digital photography, digital business and, of course digital manufacturing. For several years, we have seen manufacturers that were in the process of 'digitizing'.  They were scanning...

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) does NOT manage customer-facing product information - true or false?

by Andrew White  |  July 16, 2015

I just heard this from a client while on an inquiry: "I have to go to my users and now tell them that we need another 'P underscore M' solution since our...

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The Battle of the BOM - Do We Even Understand the Terms of the Fight?

by Andrew White  |  May 29, 2015

A colleague of mine (Michael Moran) shared with me an interesting blog: The Next Big Boom in PLM and ERP and the Battle Over mBOM Ownership.  Though this blog is...

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The UK's Productivity Puzzle (and how IT can help)

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2015

After blogging only the other day about the importance of productivity over employment to the U.S. economy (see Economic Minute #7: The Growth that Doesn't Satisfy), I noted with some...

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CIOs can be supply specialists or maestros of innovation. Who are you?

by Michael Maoz  |  January 8, 2015

In the military, one of the more interesting jobs is the supply specialist who keeps the armory and warehouses stocked. These wonderful folks, usually infectiously enthusiastic and salty of tongue, are...

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Hot Topics from the Field – 3 Days on the Road and this is what is moving and shaking in Information Management

by Andrew White  |  September 12, 2014

I just spent the good fortune of spending a couple days in Western Canada.  I met with numerous end-users spanning several industries included public sector (several different departments), mining, retail,...

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The Tangled Web Systems Integrators Weave

by Andrew White  |  August 26, 2014

I was on an inquiry today with an end-user.  It went like this: “We have an ERP system –its pretty much stable and OK – but the data within it...

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When is Master Data Management (MDM) Not MDM?

by Andrew White  |  March 31, 2014

I called into a real peach of an inquiry today with a large, industrial end-user organization.  The written part of the question was really well structured and actually applies to...

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